Land News 15 Nov 2010

November 15, 2010,AEDT

Can We Ditch Our Cars and Embrace High-Speed Rail? – [LAist.com] LAist blog looks at the work of Roger Sherman co-director cityLAB in relation to High Speed Rail (HSR) and the planned billions to be spent across on HSR across USA. Downsizing the American | Read More

White House launches Urban Affairs website

March 3, 2010,AEDT

The White House launched the Office of Urban Affairs website including a blog and Innovations and Ideas page where US citizens can submit ideas and best practices. This is a follow up to the Urban Tour which included 9 city | Read More

Landscaping With a Lighter Touch – NYTimes.com

October 29, 2009,AEDT

A recent article by William L. Hamilton at the New York Times about landscaping enhancing property values interviewed some landscape architects and clients and many drew the conclusion that people are heading towards more low maintenance gardens with few features. Out with | Read More

Bulldozing Cities – GOOD.IS

October 11, 2009,AEDT

Dan Kildee is the treasurer of Genessee County, Michigan, the county which contains the city of Flint. His recently written a guest post at GOOD.is. He starts his post The quality of a city is determined by what life is | Read More

America’s urban parks renewal

September 7, 2009,AEDT

Neal Peirce of the Seattle Times has written an op-ed piece about the reawakening of America’s urban parks stating that if there were ever a bonanza decade for America’s parks, this is surely it. Add stunning new parks in Boston, | Read More

High Speed Rail gathering speed – Op-ed

August 26, 2009,AEDT

News in the USA and UK over the last few days has been humming about High Speed Rail initiatives in both countries. In the USA news is reaching fever pitch over High Speed Rail as the details of submissions for | Read More

County so short of cash its closing parks

August 18, 2009,AEDT

King County announced that they are going to close 39 parks to cut $4.6million from the $56.4 million budget shortfall for 2010. Some of these parks had been newly upgraded such as White Center Park(2007 upgrade). All of the 39 | Read More

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